Not by using Reader no (because you couldn't save the settings).
If you have Acrobat, go to File>Properties>Initial View>Layout and Navigation>Navigation tab and select "Bookmarks panel and page."
I do have Acrobat -- this is great. Thanks muchly!
So no way to do this with Reader then?
You can't set up PDFs with Reader, it can't make this sort of change.
My PDF files are created by exporting from Pagemaker 7. Can I somehow specify in Pagemaker that the pdf file bookmark pane will be expanded when the pdf file is opened ?
I am using Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, and am using lots of bookmarks. Is there a way to control the levels of bookmarks that open automatically when you open the file? It defaults to the whole tree opening up, and I'd like to have just the first two levels of bookmarks open (an then the reader can expand for more detailed bookmarks). Any help?
This can be done when the original PDF is created.
Here's how I do it using Acrobat Pro 9
Navigation Tab: bookmark panel and page
Glad to help out. Terri
Simply open or close the hierachy of bookmarksto look exactly as you want to see it when the pdf opens and then save the file. When you open it up in reader, it displays the bookmarks as they were at the time of your last save.
This allows you to decide on a bookmark by boomark level what is open and what remains closed.
This also allows you to open the 1st and say 4th bookmark to show all 3 tiers, the 2nd bookmark to show no tiers, and the last two bookmarks to show only the first and second tiers. Endless combinations. It isn't all or nothing.
Hope that is helpful. Terri